"SEX AND THE CITY SENDOFF" -- Toast farewell to the Martini Mavens in Style

February 11, 2004 07:00 PM
Washington, DC – As the final season of the HBO hit series “Sex and the City” nears, and women everywhere struggle to cope with the end of an era, the Distilled Spirits Council suggests cocktail ideas for those planning farewell toasts for the final episode. Considered by some to be the catalyst for the martini movement, the show deserves a proper sendoff. Viewers who have bonded with Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda should consider designing cocktails to match their favorite characters’ personalities. From Martinis to Manhattans, the single (and now two married) divas helped revive the cocktail culture to a level not seen in this country since the pre-prohibition era. “Every cocktail sipped by those women became instant top sellers at restaurants and bars around the country,” said Shawn Starbuck Kelley, Director of Public Relations for the Distilled Spirits Council. “The Cosmopolitan was the pioneer.” For those wishing to celebrate the show’s success, the Council has offered the following cocktail recipes and responsible party tips for your “Sex in the City” soirée: Remember if you choose to drink, always drink responsibly. White Russian Kudos to Carrie’s latest love interest. 1 ounce Vodka ½ ounce coffee flavored liqueur 1 ounce heavy cream Combine in a mixing glass and shake. Serve in iced rocks glass and sprinkle with chocolate shavings. Dirty Martini Samantha…enough said. 1 dash of dry vermouth 1 ounce Gin or Vodka ¼ ounce olive juice Shake well with ice. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with an olive. White Cosmopolitan Celebrate Charlotte’s pure and proper background with this soft and elegant cocktail. 1 ounce Vodka ½ ounce orange flavored liqueur 1 ounce white cranberry juice Shake well with ice. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Manhattan Toast to Miranda’s first love. 1 ounce Blended Whiskey ½ ounce Sweet Vermouth 2 Dashes Angostura Bitters Pour ingredients over ice in a mixing glass and stir. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry. Cosmopolitan Considered by some to be the show’s “Signature” cocktail. 1 ounce Vodka ½ ounce Triple Sec ¼ ounce cranberry juice Splash of Rose’s lime juice Shake ingredients in a shaker with ice. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a lime wheel. CONTACT: Monica Bell or Shawn Starbuck Kelley Telephone: 202-682-8840 SCROLLER Publication Name: Publication Author:


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